blurry photo of the bride and groom holding hands looking at each other for their zero-waste wedding

5 Best Tips for a Zero-Waste Wedding

It’s a sad reality that the majority of weddings can create a substantial amount of unnecessary waste. As a wedding photographer, I’ve seen firsthand the number of items thrown away- despite being in reusable condition. The average wedding produces hundreds of pounds of waste and generates 63 tons of carbon

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Hao + Julie’s Film Inspired Hawaii Mountain Elopement

Film photography has made an undeniable comeback. The original grainy and under-contrasted look emits a nostalgic vibe that adds charisma and uniqueness to each photo.  As an elopement and wedding photographer, some of my favorite images have been film photos. Though taken during the same elopement, with the same couple,

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How to Plan for a Fall Hawaii Wedding

Summer is coming to a quick end, and fall is just around the corner. With that being said, it’s time to start preparing for all the fun fall festivities and activities- pumpkin patches, apple cider, weather changes, and warm undertones that radiate coziness. As an elopement photographer living in Hawai’i,

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Kai + Lucy’s North Shore, Hawaii Elopement

This summer has been a whirlwind!! It seems like I’m shooting a new session every two days- I can’t complain, though; there’s something about the summer months that give photos a unique charm. Many may also see the summer as wedding season- usually the busiest time of year for photographers!

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Hayden + Madeline’s Coastal Hawaii Adventure Elopement

Hayden and Madeline’s story is so unique. They’ve known each other since junior high and eventually started dating! During a previous trip to Hawaii, the two hiked the top of the Lanikai pillbox, and there Hayden proposed. When I asked the couple why they chose to elope, their response was

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bride and groom are holding hands and running on the beach

8 Signs You Should Consider Eloping

Time for some real talk- traditional weddings are losing their appeal. Yes, they may be fun but in reality they are extremely stressful to plan, they can get expensive and oftentimes they are more centered on pleasing the guests than being focused on the bride + groom! Now, don’t get

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